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Alternate names? Please notify us in advance if any application materials may arrive under different names so that we are sure to include all of your application materials in one file.

Changes/Additions to your Application: If you have uploaded a document to an area of the online application and later decide that you want to upload additional items, do not use the same area, as it will overwrite what you previously uploaded to that area.

Samples of Work: The admission committee will be considering a great number of applications and will have very little time to review samples of work. The best way to provide work samples is to include a link or links to examples of your photos/writing/design samples. Such links should be included in your resume.

  • If you are submitting writing samples, limit your submission to one or two examples of your best work. We ask that you keep written samples to no more than three pages.
  • Please do not send us CDs/DVDs. We do not have a way to include those with your application materials.
  • Samples of work should be uploaded to the Supplemental Information area in the MU Graduate School application form.

Letters of Recommendation:

  • Make sure you ask for reference letters well ahead of the deadline. We need all of the letters submitted by that time.
  • You may submit your completed application prior to all of the letters being on file, and we encourage you to do so. This allows us to review all of the other portions of your application while waiting on your letters.

Is my application complete? We do our best to notify applicants when their application is complete. We also send emails out when an application has something missing.

Notification of Admission Decisions: You will be notified via email about a decision on admission. We will use the email address that you enter on the MU Graduate School application. Decision deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall Semester decisions are sent out around the first of August.
  • Spring Semester decisions are sent out around the middle of December.
  • Summer Semester decisions are sent out around the middle of May.

Questions? All questions regarding the application process should be directed to